The concept of Performing Data has emerged from multi-disciplinary engagements between artists, social scientists and technologists. Through performance data is revealed to people in various material and embodied ways, sometimes slowly, sometimes, as if live, sometimes in tangible forms, and sometimes by requiring them to enact being sensors.

This project develops public engagement projects to investigate the concept of Performing Data and develops the underlying software tools.

Recent Blog Posts

Performing Data at FACT - The Performing Data Project presents a series of artworks, informal presentations and a makers session exploring the concept of performing data at FACT Liverpool. FACT is UK’s leading media arts centre & charity bringing people, art & tech together. Join us for the free Performing Data maker’s workshop on 16th&17th July and Exhibition of work by Rachel Jacobs, …
Eastside Projects, Birmingham - I really enjoyed the discussion last night at Eastside projects. Especially, hearing from Paul Tennent about all the projects he has been involved in.  I’m really excited about the week at FACT now, can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with.  http://www.fact.co.uk/projects/the-performing-data-project.aspx
Sentiment Art is at Eastside Project. 8th July. -   I’m really looking forward to talking about Sentiment Art and Performing Data at Eastside Projects,  86 Health Mill Lane. B9 4AR. On the 8th July at 6pm. Dr Paul Tennent will also be joining us to explain the Performing Data tool box. After there will be a chance to experience the work. http://www.eastsideprojects.org/events/current/ http://sentimentart.tumblr.com/
Open Science in Brazil and The Prediction Machine - Rachel has now returned from her trip to Brazil where she presented The Prediction Machine and demonstrated the Performing Data Toolkit as part of the Tropixel Open Science Mozilla Sprint event and also presented her work at the Institute of Arts, Humanities and Science, Federal University of Bahia. To find out more visit The Prediction Machine blog
Sentiment Art is in Birmingham - Sentiment What if you couldn’t just hear someones opinion but feel them too? A hundred people have contributed to this art work. A chorus of humanity through sound and touch The next stage of the experience is almost ready for new participants to help develop the interaction. A solitary experience where your unique response drives …
The Prediction Machine and Performing Data at Tropixel Brazil - Rachel Jacobs is in Brazil at the Tropixel Open Science event, part of the Mata Atlantica Festival (Atlantic Forest Festival) July 3rd – 5th 2015. As part of this event Rachel will be speaking on a panel about open science and running a two day workshop open to the public that presents the performing data …
New Sentiment Art Event 26th-29th May 2015 - Sentiment Art at the Digital Humanities Hub Birmingham 26th – 29th May 2015. The second pilot of Sentiment Art will be taking place very soon. I will be exploring different ways of influencing the immersive and interaction aspects of the installation. Then asking a few questions afterwards. There will be more refinements to the projects and more …
Online Discussion on Art and Data - Rachel Jacobs, an artist/researcher on the Performing Data team will be talking about Art and Data at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, discussing Performing data alongside her own artworks that have combined scientific and experiential data to creative performative, playful and interactive experiences. It is going to be streamed online on Tuesday 5th May 7-8.30pm here: http://www.fermynwoods.co.uk/current-programme/free-exchange/
The Prediction Machine at Mayfest 2015 - The Prediction Machine will be presented at the University of Nottingham’s Mayfest on Saturday 9th May. Get your arm muscles ready to power the machine and receive your climate fortune based on the weather outside… Mayfest Room C11, Portland Building University of Nottingham University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2QL 11am-5pm www.thepredictionmachine.org
Call for Artist Proposals Hastings Pier - Storm-In-A-Teacup Events Live wave data is being captured from Hastings Pier and streamed over the world-wide web as part of the project www.storminateacup.info . Visit teacups at The Hub between 15th April and 9th June. Meet the artist and technologists behind the project at The Hub on 15th May at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm. We (Brendan Walker – …

The Performing Data project is funded by Horizon Digital Economy Research (EPSRC EP/G065802/1) at the Mixed Reality LabSchool of Computer Science, The University of Nottingham


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